Hitting the big-time

Hitting the big-time

: Jay Rosen appeared on the real journalism show last night: Jon Stewart’s. We’re at this Harvard confab and the hotels don’t have Comedy Central so I emailed Trey Jackson and the human TiVo got it.

: Bill Doskoch has the blow-by-blow.

He started off by explaining how the mainstream media doesn’t have the same influence it once did, that professional and amateur journalists were getting to be on the same plane, and that essentially, there were no rules anymore.

“Sort of like f–king in the 1970s,” Corddry observed.

That appeared to catch Rosen slightly off-guard.

The program talked a bit about blogging. Corddry said declaratively to Rosen, “you’re a blogger.” Rosen happily agreed that indeed he was. “Well thank you for wearing pants,” Corddry said.

: Crooks & Liars has the video, too. It’s a great segment.

They just showed it here at the journalism confab I’m attending. What’s great is that now you have media machers (mostly) expressing their admiration for Jon Stewart (with grumbling and shaking heads in only a few corners). There is admiration that Jon Stewart isn’t dull, he has life, he calls bullshit bullshit.